Featured image taken by me: beach huts in Lyme Regis
I think making goals for the season ahead can be a really nice way to put your priorities into perspective and help you stay organised and on track with what you want to achieve throughout that season. Most of my goals for previous seasons always seem to be more academic, hence why I always feel overwhelmed by them and never end up fully doing a good job at it; they’re too broad and for a procrastinating soul like myself, they’re often not achievable! I’ve decided that for the summer season (even though I’d technically say we’re still in Spring, until Saturday I think, but I’m looking forward to summer in a big way!) I’m going to take my goals and really pinpoint what I want to get out of the season through them – and try not to focus them around school too much!
1. Visit more places
I’m going to do a summer bucket list soon, as I have lots of places I want to go and things I want to do this summer, but one of my largest goals is to visit lots of lovely places in the UK. This is my first proper summer living down south, and not only do I want to make the most of the good weather (all my friends say it’s not really that hot, but having come from the 15 degrees maximum north of the UK to the sometimes 26 degrees south of the UK, I assure you the heat difference is immense and also very lovely) but I want to make the most of this nice weather in lovely places. We’ve recently had some amazing spring weather and last weekend I went to two lovely beaches with my family: Chesil Beach and Lyme Regis, both of which were lovely. I fell asleep on Chesil Beach, which was a huge pebbly beach but the pebbles weren’t hard and nasty, they moulded into really nice beds, hence my sleeping. Lyme Regis was very English seaside, which I love and the beach huts were really pretty. My main goal really, is to enjoy what the UK has to offer over Summer and visit lots of pretty beaches and take lots of lovely pictures.
2. Stay on top of my homework/coursework:
I know, I said I’d refrain from the academic goals but this is one I want to achieve and strive towards. Homework piles up really quickly, especially now I’m doing my GCSEs and I really do try to tackle it in an efficient way but it still seems to be drowning me! Do any of you also get this problem? I’ve decided to try get loads of homework done during the evening as soon as I get back from school, and not to do it the night before it’s due. I have serious respect for those of you who can just do your homework and coursework the day you get it, no distractions or procrastination involved because I always procrastinate on my phone!
3. Make my life more organised
My life is a mess sometimes, I’m never organised and even the simplest things like not packing my bag for school the night before really make me go into unorganised meltdown! I’m planning on (not that we can promise this will happen!) making my life a little more organised; keeping my room clean and tidy, keeping track of my blog posts and always having something up to schedule, getting myself ready for school the night before, waking up early and other small bits and bobs to keep me organised on a daily basis!
4. Watch everything on my Netflix watch list
Am I the only person who gets irrationally annoyed when my watch list on Netflix is a mess? I have so many things listed on there for me to watch and so little time; having already watched Gossip Girl and Skins, I’ve decided to rewatch both (and not for the first time either!) but this leaves me in a predicament. I have basically no time to watch any of the others I want to watch like Riverdale and Stranger Things. I cannot wait for the Easter holidays, because lazy old me will be going on a massive binging session, especially when the new season of PLL comes out!
So, those were my goals for the spring/summer months. I hope you enjoyed them – what are your goals? Have you got any netflix recommendations for me, even though my watch list is too long to function! Have a lovely week!